Accession Number:

ADD020206

Title:

Mosaic Process for the Fabrication of an Acoustic Transducer Array

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 18 Feb 2005

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Ths patent application discloses a method that involves establishing the performance level of a proposed acoustic transducer array. Deriving a geometric shape for the array based on the established performance level. Selecting piezoceramic materials based on considerations related to the performance level and derived geometry. Forming small primary shape of the selected piezoceramic materials for use as the basic elements of the larger derived geometric shape of the array. Arranging the basic elements into a mosaic of the larger derived geometric shape. Filling the interstices between the basic elements with urethane to bind the mosaic of basic elements thereby fabricating the completed piezoceramic transducer array.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE